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Nuclear Power

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 8:16 pm on 22nd October 2002.

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Photo of Gregory Barker Gregory Barker Conservative, Bexhill and Battle 8:16 pm, 22nd October 2002

I want to lead the Minister to the serious point, namely the #650 million bail-out of British Energy. I presume that the money met the Government's famous best value criteria. At what colossal subsidy will it become uneconomic to bail it out—#800 million, #1 billion, #2 billion? What price will he not pay to keep British Energy afloat?